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Shaina's Story: Project Management Internship in New York

This is Shaina!

Shaina studied at Parsons with a Bachelor's in Communication Design and a Minor in Photography. Later, she secured internships in New York with two different companies: Rise & Set Agency, an insight-driven marketing agency, and Spring Studios, an agency creating communications for fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and luxury brands!

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Describe your experience during your Project Management Internship!

My Fall 2021 internship was as a project management intern at an experiential marketing agency called Rise & Set, in New York. The company works with luxury brands and non-profit organizations to execute high-end events such as fundraising galas, conferences, film screenings, and more. As a project management intern, my responsibilities revolved around supporting the team in various capacities.

I worked on the creative side of the projects by assisting with the creation of decks, graphics, print material, and other such collateral. Additionally, I learned about the business and servicing the clients by creating agendas, the Scope of Work, invoices, Run of Shows, and doing some copywriting and AV work for the events.

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Ellie, Kelsey, Shaina, Dean - ABI New York participants!

What are the valuable lessons you learned during your experience?

This internship helped me gain important skills in a challenging professional setting and exposed me to people in the creative industry and beyond. It helped me gain confidence in conducting myself and communicating with clients and peers.

I definitely feel that I’ve got a head start toward achieving my career goals, and as a result of this experience, the path to reaching them has become way more clear and attainable.

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Photos by Shaina during NYFW 2022

What did ArtBound Initiative help you with the most?

ABI gave me the opportunity to enter the creative industry and get connected to a lot of important people with great networks in the fields of events, design, publishing, and more. I was able to gain experience and exposure to the way projects are handled with big clients and learned how to deal with tough deadlines and expectations in a professional setting.

The network I formed through ABI has helped me accelerate my career goals and land my next job at Spring Studios as a Marketing/Business Development intern — bringing me one step closer to achieving my goal of working at a creative agency and becoming a Creative Director. During that internship, I designed marketing materials, covered events as an in-house photographer, collaborated on branding for experiential projects, produced creative concepts, and managed communications across platforms.

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ABI gave me the opportunity to enter the creative industry and brought me one step closer to achieving my goal in becoming a Creative Director.


Project Management Intern | Rise & Set and Spring Studios


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